Monthly Archives: December 2002

Shared sacrifice, my sweet ass. Rep. Charles Rangel wants Sparta. You remember Sparta, yes? Rep. Rangel, John Fogerty just called. He wants to know if you know “Fortunate Son.” (Hint: The answer’s not “No, but if you hum a few bars, I can fake it.”) Maybe it’s a Democratic outflank-Bush-on-terror thing. I couldn’t tell you. […]

Eartha Kitt, quoted in Norman Solomon’s “The Penn Paradox” over at Common Dreams. […] “If you walk through life needing everybody to love you, you will never do anything.” […] There has to be something, an agency or collective or collaborative effort to replace the Voter News Service if it should go under. The absence […]

You know, you could be reading Michael Bowen or Ejovi Nuwere. Oh, Michael? He doesn’t know what he’s started. Poor fellow. He actually got me thinking about micropayments again. They’re a figment of bloggers’ imaginations. His Web pages were some of the first noncommercial content I ever read online. Y’all are getting your Kwanzaa on, […]

While listening to a radio station play a band’s single, Hans-Christian Holm’s Alternative Spanish Dictionary can sure come in handy.

Filling a much-needed void has its cloaking shields up. Hanne’s fans, her cliquish claque of clicksters, dab hands all, have already begun drawing a blank. I draw no conclusions between mention of Hanne, and anyone who may or may not have forwarded Adam Clymer’s “U.S. Revises Sex Information, and a Fight Goes On” The National […]

I will not set my watch for sometime between the early evening of Saturday, February 1st, 2003 — six days after the upcoming Super Bowl, immediately after a new moon (just like on January 15, 1991) with Mercury retrograde safely past, lowering the odds of any black-cat glitches in the Matrix — and the early […]

Westword, “The Message”Latino Vote: Weblog of U.S. Latino Political NewsAssociated Press, “Filipinos Fight to Save Calif. Enclaves”Shift.com, Lisa Yeung, “Rice is her Vice” […] “I still live in the same neighbourhood and I still get the ‘china’ (the Spanish word for Chinese woman — she’s Filipino) call on my way home,” she says. “And — […]

PBS Online NewsHour, “Assessing the significance of the Lott controversy” […] SUAREZ: You might say they have nowhere to go but up. A poll taken Sunday by the Gallup organization says six percent of blacks in the United States say the Republican Party best reflects their views. But a lot of Republicans, Professor Berlin, are […]

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Mae Gentry, “Mall at Stonecrest offers black and white Santas” Santa at Stonecrest has an identity crisis. Sometimes he’s white; sometimes he’s black. And mall managers aren’t sure what to call him. Last year, when the newly opened Mall at Stonecrest celebrated its first Christmas, a white- bearded, rosy-cheeked Santa greeted shoppers and […]

Guardian 2002 bumper news quiz You scored 33 out of a possible 50 More alert than most. Check the answers page to see which areas you need to work on for next year but otherwise give yourself a pat on the back.